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2:00 PM ET, November 6, 2018

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Matt Dempsey / Houston Chronicle:
Long lines and machines down at multiple polling places across Houston  —  Voters are seeing long lines at multiple polling places across Houston due to technical difficulties.  —  Xenia Kulick got to her polling place at Notre Dame Catholic Church at 6:45 a.m. with about 20 other fellow voters.
Discussion: Arizona Republic and POLITICUSUSA
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WXYZ-TV:
Voters turned away due to missing voting machines at precinct in Detroit  —  DETROIT (WXYZ) - At Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Detroit, voters arrived shortly after polls opened ready to vote.  —  However, they were shocked to find out that the precinct wasn't prepared - they had no voting machines.
Becca J. G. Godwin / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
BREAKING: Problem precincts reported in Fulton County, turnout steady  —  Many Fulton County voters are encountering long lines on Election Day.  —  In some cases, the wait is to due to long ballots slowing people down.  In other cases, it's because there are technical or quantity issues with machines.
Associated Press:   Reports of long lines, broken machines as voters go to polls
Alan Blinder / New York Times:   Voting Problems Crop Up as Americans Go to the Polls
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Fox Rebukes Sean Hannity's and Jeanine Pirro's Participation in a Trump Rally  —  CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — The show onstage might well have been called Fox & Friend.  As President Trump wrapped up the midterm election cycle with a late-night rally in southeast Missouri on Monday, he was joined by a trio of conservative media rock stars.
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WJLA-TV:
Trump says he regrets the tone he used during first 2 years in office  —  WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - President Donald Trump said he regrets the tone he has used during his first two years in office during an exclusive interview with Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Sean Hannity said he wouldn't campaign on stage at Trump's rally. Hours later, he did exactly that
Christina Wilkie / CNBC:   Trump teams with Fox News stars to whip up a GOP frenzy heading into elections
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Trump disputes ‘rumor’ that Hawley left campaign rally early
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“I'm Very Worried About Don Jr.”: Forget the Midterms—West Wing Insiders Brace for the Mueller Storm  —  In the run-up to the election, Rudy Giuliani was made to shut up.  But now, with Trump making excuses for possibly losing the House, officials are bracing for a legal assault.
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Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:   EXCLUSIVE: Roger Stone's Attorney Recently Testified Before Mueller Grand Jury
Randall D. Eliason / Washington Post:
Buckle up. The Mueller investigation may once again take center stage.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Texas Monthly:
Border Patrol Postpones Plans To Conduct ‘Crowd Control’ Exercise on Election Day  —  U.S. Border Patrol agents at the scene of a planned “crowd control” exercise that was to be conducted on Election Day have told the media that it was postponing the event to an unspecified day.
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Dave Harmon / The Texas Tribune:   On election morning, Border Patrol holds public crowd control demonstration in El Paso
Eli Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Republicans attack Jewish candidates across the U.S. with an age-old caricature: Fistfuls of cash  —  Scott Kendall, the chief of staff to Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I), said the week after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was not easy for him.  —  A Jewish Republican, Kendall had just spoken …
David Freeman / NBC News:
Scientists say mysterious ‘Oumuamua’ object could be an alien spacecraft  —  Harvard researchers raise the possibility that it may be “a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization.”  —  Maybe it's an alien spacecraft.
Discussion: AOL, The Mahablog and The Week
Tony Leys / Des Moines Register:
Steve King bars ‘leftist propaganda’ outlet Des Moines Register from election night event  —  Rep. Steve King nearly halted his visit to an Iowa candidate forum after a man asked about similarities between King and the alleged synagogue shooter  —  U.S. Rep. Steve King has barred …
Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Darrell Issa says Dem will flip his seat  —  Outgoing Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.) said early Tuesday morning that the Democrat candidate running for his seat in the 49th District is poised to win, a remark that came hours before the polls closed.  —  “Quite frankly, we know the results already,” Issa said on Fox News.
Henry Rodgers / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Michigan Reporter Caught On Tape Saying ‘F**k Could You Imagine John James Winning’  —  A reporter for a Michigan newspaper called Michigan Senate Republican candidate John James's campaign looking for an interview and thought she hung up the phone before leaving a voicemail saying “fucking John James ... that would suck.”
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Angie Drobnic Holan / PolitiFact:
PolitiFact is not biased — here's why  —  “PolitiFact is biased,” our critics charge.  We see this in emails and on social media, especially in the heat of election season.  —  We expect it.  Afterall, as an independent group measuring accuracy, we are disrupting the agendas of partisans …
Discussion: VTDigger
Federal Bureau of Investigation:
Joint Statement on Election Day Preparations  —  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)—in coordination with federal, state, local …
FiveThirtyEight:
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New York Times:
Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 Between Long Island City, N.Y., and Arlington, Va.  —  SEATTLE — After conducting a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon has switched gears and is now finalizing plans to have a total of 50,000 employees in two locations, according to people familiar with the decision-making process.
Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
The Problem Behind a Viral Video of a Persistent Baby Bear  —  For many people, a two-and-a-half-minute video of a baby brown bear trying to scale a snow-covered mountain was a life-affirming testament to the power of persistence.  As it begins, the cub is standing with its mother on the side of a perilously steep ridge.
KVUE-TV:
Williamson County election judge resigns after video shows her screaming at voter  —  Williamson County election judge Lila Guzman has resigned after a video was posted of her yelling at a confused voter.  —  Author: Pattrik Perez  —  ROUND ROCK, Texas — A Williamson County election supervisor …
Sune Engel Rasmussen / Wall Street Journal:
Islamic State Left 200 Mass Graves in Iraq, U.N. Says  —  Exhuming the burial sites is painstaking work for which Iraq is poorly equipped  —  Islamic State left more than 200 mass graves in Iraq, the United Nations said Tuesday, the aftermath of the extremist group's three-year occupation …
Lindsey Bever / Washington Post:
An 82-year-old Texas woman voted for the first time.  Then she died.  —  When 82-year-old Gracie Lou Phillips returned from early voting last week in North Texas, she “danced a little jig” around her walker, then sat down and raised her fists into the air, her family said.  —  “I voted!” she declared.
Discussion: Breitbart
Brentin Mock / CityLab:
The Strangest Form of White Flight  —  Less than two miles from the Vulcan Materials rock quarry, where the popular fight scenes from the movie Black Panther were filmed, and near Hawkins Middle School, where the cult-status Netflix series Stranger Things is filmed, sits the castle called Eagle's Landing Country Club.
Discussion: Raw Story, Hill Reporter and Daily Kos
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
6 key, early races that will foretell Democrats' 2018 election fate  —  Election night is long — sometimes very long.  Sometimes it lingers for weeks or even months.  And even longtime analysts like yours truly have a difficult time processing the results of 435 House races and 33-35 Senate races …
Discussion: The Capitolist
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The GOP's looming spin about the 2018 election is a fallacy  —  We don't know what's going to happen in the election, but we've got a pretty good idea how it's likely to be spun.  With Republicans probably losing the House, they (and President Trump, in particular) have focused on the Senate.
Axios:
2. It's going to be a long, nervous Election Day  —  By late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, officials from both parties say we should know whether or not the Democrats have won the House.  Until then, everyone is on edge — and the tension is only going to get worse through the long election night.
Discussion: New York Times
Beto for Senate:
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Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Trump Gambles He Can Shatter Political Norms — and Keep Winning  —  One constant of Donald Trump's ascent to the presidency and his two years in power is how behavior that would be not just risky but downright stupid for any normal politician ends up working smartly for him.
Politico:
'No idea what's going to happen': News outlets prepare for midterm surprises  —  “We're going to be nimble.  We're going to follow the results,” an ABC News exec said.  “We're not going to assume anything.”  —  CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist has spent a lot of time talking …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Ron Elving / NPR:
Election Day Jitters?  Here's The Way To Keep Calm  —  Well it's finally here.  Election Day 2018.  —  After what seemed like the longest and most anxiety-ridden midterm campaign in memory, today we are ready to choose the House and one-third of the Senate for the 116th Congress …
Gothamist:
Midterm Election 2018 Liveblog: High Turnout & Widespread Scanner Malfunctions  —  Did you vote?  Are every single one of your friends and relatives and freshman college roommates voting today?  Does everyone in your field of vision have an “I VOTED” sticker emblazoned on their forehead at all times?
Discussion: WPIX 11 New York
Wall Street Journal:
Foxconn Considers Bringing Chinese Personnel to Wisconsin as U.S. Labor Market Tightens  —  The Taiwanese supplier to Apple must meet hiring, wage and investment targets by various dates to receive tax and other ‘performance-based’ benefits  —  MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis.— Foxconn Technology 2354 .15% Group …
 
 
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Sahid Fawaz / Labor 411:
Rapper Refuses To Cross Marriott Picket Line
German Lopez / Vox:
The right to vote is under siege in 2018
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Election Hoax of Democrats Burning Flags to Celebrate ‘Blue Wave’ Goes Viral on Twitter and Facebook
Michael Bartiromo / Fox News:
Man falls through Waffle House ceiling, shoves patron in chaotic scene caught on camera
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Matt Ferner / HuffPost:
Millions Of Voters Could Be About To Significantly Reform The Criminal Justice System
Daniel Kreps / Rolling Stone:
Rihanna Sends Cease-and-Desist After Songs Played at Trump Rally
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Asked About Conflict-Prone Meeting, Wilbur Ross' Spokesperson Issued Misleading Statement
Danielle Garrand / CBS News:
Man proposes to girlfriend during her first New York City Marathon
Discussion: Gothamist
 Earlier Items: 
Jillian Kay Melchior / Wall Street Journal:
Is There a Crisis at the Border?  —  Agents at the biggest port …
Ed Stetzer / Vox:
Fellow evangelicals: stop falling for Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric
Discussion: Christianity Today and Raw Story
Henry Farrell / Washington Post:
Blame Fox, not Facebook, for fake news
David Brooks / New York Times:
Do Democrats Know What Unites Us?
James Comey / New York Times:
Let's Vote to Uphold Our Nation's Values
Discussion: TheBlaze
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
The Dark Certainty of the 2018 Midterms
Katrin Bennhold / New York Times:
One Legacy of Merkel? Angry East German Men Fueling the Far Right
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Rep. Steve King says he hopes Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Kagan ‘will elope to Cuba’